Macon basketball earned a pair of nonconference victories at Moberly Thursday night. The Tigerettes topped the Lady Spartans 58-40 before the Tiger boys won 64-53.
The Moberly boys cut their deficit to nine early in the fourth, but Macon provided a quick response.
Eric Duick with the call of the Trenton Woll and Blake Claas baskets on 99.9 The Captain and centralmoinfo.com. Dale Devenport’s 2-1 Tigers grabbed a 17-7 lead after the first quarter and controlled throughout.
Three Tigers scored 12-plus points, including freshmen Maurice Magruder and Hayden Lovingier. Spartans head coach Cord Hagedorn discussed 0-2 Moberly’s comeback effort.
Moberly’s Jaisten Payne scored 20 and Dominic Stoneking added a career-high 13.
Macon’s girls opened the 58-40 win on a 12-2 run. Moberly head coach Tony Vestal addressed the offensive difficulties on a turnover-filled night.
Lady Spartan senior Mary Billington recorded 14 of her game-high 19 points in the first half. Tigerettes head coach Richard Driscoll explained 2-1 Macon’s defensive approach.
Macon sophomore Lexi Miller scored 16 and junior Kate Hawkins produced 14 after early foul trouble. The Macon teams head to the Centralia Tournament next week. The 2-1 Moberly girls visit Southern Boone Monday, and the Moberly boys welcome Capital City Tuesday. Hear interviews with the four head coaches below.
Macon girls coach Richard Driscoll:
Macon boys coach Dale Devenport:
Moberly girls coach Tony Vestal:
Moberly boys coach Cord Hagedorn: